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monday 6-28, the lake was calm, I fished from 1 to 7 p.m. in 15 ft of water out in front of nine mile tower and went 5 for 6, with the biggest fish at 46 inches - 23.5 lbs on a masons perch colored lure 4 oz/ 20 ft. a 6" straight yellow wiley with red stripes took three smaller muskies, and a terminator t3 wb perch mackerel caught a feisty 15 lb fish, but the lure was a casulty (lost lip in battle with fish) its a good thing that I have two!
muskie junkie <bricecross$comcast.net>
ferndale, mi USA - Monday, June 28, 2004 at 22:10:11 (CDT)
Saturday June 26, 2004: Fished 11 to 2p.m. South shore. Blue sky and clouds. Fished from 12ft. to 19ft with different colors. Went 2 for 2. Both fish came at 18ft with water at 71F. The fish liked yellow not white belly perch. Both hit YB perch on boards at 35/4.
Lee <emajoros$comcast.net>
Grosse Pointe, Mi USA - Monday, June 28, 2004 at 13:35:45 (CDT)
Went out on saturday the 26th with Dick. Only got one 10-12 feet of water in the bay. Nice fatty, 40 inch. Nice healthy fish released perfect.
Muskyhunterjoe <hayesjoe$hotmail.com>
W. Bloomfield, Mi USA - Monday, June 28, 2004 at 07:33:46 (CDT)
Thursday 6-24-04. Had an Awesome and Horrible day at the same time. I never understood guys posting 2-5 or 1-4 etc. How do you manage to hook but lose that many fish? Today was our day. We went 1 for 5. All hits on 9$ Bass T-3, boards 20/4. Had mighty rough water, some rain, strong wind. 15 fow off spillway. Fish landed was 43 1/2 inches about 18 lbs. All fish hooked were brought into sight near the boat but they had their day with shaking the hooks. No dinks either, all were easily over 40, frustrating to say the least. Hooks all hand filed to razor sharp, Just don't get it. Any advice?
Lobi <lobbe1$usol.com>
Hartland, MI USA - Thursday, June 24, 2004 at 22:14:16 (CDT)
June 22: Trolled from noon until 6 PM, Metro Park to the Dumps and back some. Went 0 for 0. Very weedy. Trolled Fair Haven to Metro Park on 6/23. Went 1 for 1, but it was a beauty at 48". My first 20+. They are sooo beautiful in the water. Caught it on a Bull Dawg 0/10. Last report for us, just took a job in Minnesota. Are Terminators legal out there? Tight lines and smooth drags to all.
Grady 1007 <cweybright$cinci.rr.com>
mason, oh USA - Thursday, June 24, 2004 at 21:26:45 (CDT)
Fished Monday the 21st from 9:00 a.m to 8:00 pm and ran for cover!. Went 5 for 11 off the boards. 25/0 Partner went 0 for 1 from the boat. 3 in low to mid 30's, one 48 incher.(one sub) Fished from 9 to 6 on Tuesday the 22nd. Went 5 for 6 . 38, 39, 43 1/2, 45, and another 48. 35/2 all off the boards on Wiley lures. Saw another 48 boated and two 51 1/2s by the same fisherman. All on boat rods. I guess he went and downed a few barley pops!!
Ivan the Terrible <cook4st$aol.com>
Aliquippa, Pa USA - Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 17:19:37 (CDT)
Went out with my son Eric 6/16. Trolled from 10:00 am till 3:00 pm from DNR to 9 mile tower about 12'. Got one little one (36")on a natural perch Wileys. Went out to 12' in front of Metro point running a St.Lawence Terminator and my son caught a 15# Steelhead. Beautiful fish... Went out again 6/22. Trolled Anchor bay from 2:00 pm till 5:00. Nothin. Headed towards St. Clair light. In 10' right out infront of Metro point my son caught a 44" x 16# skinny on a rainbow Wiley. Moving back in towards the DNR around 5:30 pm about 12' he caught another skinny. 39". Didn`t weigh it. All fish were healthy and released to gain some weight.
al chaffin <ac7857$aol.com>
clarkston, mi USA - Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 13:29:50 (CDT)
How did your hero, the Rocketman, do today?
OK
Went fishing on Saturday, June 19 from 2:30pm until 9:30pm. Fished Lake St. Clair, off 10 Mile with John and Bruce. Went 2 for 4. Cold front conditions - air temperature in the 60s, water temp 63 - 74F, mostly sunny with winds NNW 15-25, waves 2-4 feet, water fairly clear.
We stay pretty close to the west shore due to the rough conditions. There is heavy cabbage growth all the way out to about 16 feet deep. We fished the deep edge of the cabbage and marked fish good, including about 10 size 4s. The main problem was that it was damn weedy where the fish were. We tried out deeper and the weeds cleared up and the water color was great, but there were no fish there, so it was back to the 16 foot range.
Bruce got the biggest one, about 40", and it hit a Crackle Frog Terminator T3 running 30/2 on a board. The other one we got was a dink that hit a T3 Matrix, which is a pretty cool looking paint job that John invented after a few too many barley pops. The ones we missed hit on WB Perch Mackerel and WBS Bluefrog. All action was boards and longrods. We didn't get the one we wanted but 2 for 4 isn't too bad considering the extreme cold front conditions and having to fight big waves and being weeded continually.

the Rocketman <esoxbiz$yahoo.com>
Saline, MI USA - Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 11:20:18 (CST)

Casting in the Detroit River on June 9th. Targeting areas around newly emerging weeds. Got a 37 incher early PM. Between 6 and 7:00 PM, we hooked 4 more and landed a 38 and 51.5 incher, with a 22 inch girth. For me, she was the fish of a lifetime. Perfectly marked, huge head ( bigger than mine ) and thick all the way to the tail. Snapped a quick pic and she was back in the water in less than a minute. Released easily. She took a large green tandem spinner bait in 12 feet of water, 5 feet from the boat. We figure she was somewhere around the 40 pound mark, although, I must admit, I have zero experience in handling a fish of this size. What a fish.
Jim Danford <SearchNW$aol.com>
Temperance, MI USA - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 19:07:33 (CDT)
fished at mac n rays last weekend went 0 for 3 on muskies all hit on 9 dollar bass other then that just a small pike
ross <rosscassidy$hotmail.com>
new baltimore, mi USA - Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 16:01:48 (CDT)
well today was an ok day for us, went 0-0 trolling from the dumping grounds to clintin. so we were board o we went to our bass spot and thew a couple of spinner bait. then, about the 3rd cast SMACK! a muskie! we got it to the boat and it was a nice muskie. it was 40" and 15 pounds. so we were happy! Email if you can give me some tips about trolling we cant seem to get it right?
Tom Traskal <hockeysniper77$hotmail,com>
macomb, mi USA - Friday, June 18, 2004 at 19:27:45 (CDT)
Hit the canadian water yesterday, June-17 in the afternoon. Had a fun day. Was threatning to dump on us most of the day but only saw a few drops. Was new moon, low barometer, and stormy, I just HAD to get out. We went 6 or 7 for 10 depending on how you count'em. I had a dink drop off the hook while I was swinging him in the boat, better for him and me. Hits came on anything perch, walleye, or frog. On the boards, in the wash and on down rods. One dink shaken off and one landed, several fish in low to mid 30's with the prize of the day being a beautiful 48 incher that went 24 lbs. One of the fish lost was a biggin' too. Was on for a while and managed to straighten a hook and swim off laughing (not on a Terminator, they have strong hooks!).
Lobi <lobbe1$usol.com>
Hartland, MI USA - Friday, June 18, 2004 at 09:05:42 (CDT)
Went out tonight from 4:30 to 7:30. Water was rough and CHOPPY. Had to troll with the wind. Went 0-for 1, with the sole rip coming from a Carp-colored bait on a down rod. First time this season we got skunked. Oh well, the worst day of fishing is better than the best day at work...
Bob Kromp <krompr$comcast.net>
SCS, MI USA - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 19:30:07 (CDT)
Fished400 club noon to 330pm nothing.After storm went to Anchor bay went 2/ 4.Largest48in.st sp perch Producer strt.bord 22/0.45 46in jumped and threw the Bass Nilsback at us.SAme set up.22/0. 36-37 incher.Big rip on 9$bass st. producer got off.25/0 board.58-60 water temp 13 ft .Fish came 5:30-7:30pm
Steve Floyd <sfloyd8496$aol.com>
waterford, Mi USA - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 11:19:45 (CDT)
Plz Email me if u can tell me a spot to fish. we went 0-0 today. trolled form selferage to metro and NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! plz email me.
Tom Traskal <hockeysniper77$hotmail.com>
macomb, mi USA - Monday, June 14, 2004 at 15:40:06 (CDT)
Went out on saturday the 12th. Went 3-3 in anchor bay. 44, 43 and 39. 7-8 feet of water all on downrods.
Muskyhunterjoe <hayesjoe$hotmail.com>
west bloomfield, mi USA - Monday, June 14, 2004 at 12:18:01 (CDT)
We went fishing Sunday, June 13 from 8:15 am to 2:15 pm at the Dumping Grounds / Puce area. Weather conditions were good with a strong front moving in later in the day. Overall, warm (80ish), hazy, light south winds. Water temp ranged from 59 - 61. Water clarity was good. We went 1 for 3 with a 42 incher on a boat rod at 25', 4oz on black/yellow. We also lost about a 32-34 incher on a Zit Frog TX on a planer board at 35', 4 oz and then we had a quick rip on a WB Perch J10 Wiley on a boat rod a 30', 4 oz. The fish were caught in Michigan waters although we spent time in Ontario as well. We were checked by the OPP for licenses and lines - we were legal so we were all set.
Grim Reaper <g_reaper3$hotmail.com>
wixom, mi USA - Monday, June 14, 2004 at 11:46:06 (CDT)
Hey Rocket Man great tips. Trolled in Anchor Bay Friday eveing ,went 1/1 Believer in fire tiger prop wash 20/4. Caught about 7:pm.. Small one low thirties . Saturday went back to same area. This time I was near the A-Can Bouy 40 inch fish hit a gold rattle trap 50 feet back. Good fight. Took a while to land since I was by myself. Fish had a huge scar from someones propeller,but seemed okay. Both fish released to fight another day. Thanks for the tips, 4 oz weight in prop wash.
Tom Welter <thomas.welter$fuse.net>
Cincinnati, Ohio USA - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 21:13:44 (CDT)
We went 1 for two sat afternoon, a nice 16 lb fish who hit a home made lure in 14 ft of water 2 oz/30 ft , sunday we fished from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and went 5 for 6, no monsters but nice fish in the 10 to 16 lb range, all were clean looking fish (no pox) the lure of the day was a black masons with gold scales and a yellow belly (3 fish) down rod 10 oz/ 6 ft, a 6" yellow wiley with red stripes caught (1 fish) planer board 4 oz/ 20 ft , and (1) fish "the biggest" hit a terminator t3 bluefrog, on a downrod 10 oz/ 6 ft. all fish were caught in 14 - 15 ft of water (mile rds) The water is starting to clear up a bit, I can't wait for next week!!!!!!!!!!!!
muskie junkie <bricecross$comcast.net>
ferndale, mi USA - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 21:01:45 (CDT)
Went out today from 9am-2pm. Fished the usual 11 mile to the dumps. Water was pretty good, but the weeds were horrendous! Lots of other fishermen out and we were hearing some pretty good reports, but we were only able to boat one fish. On the positive side, it did weigh in at 22lbs. Didn't bring the tape measure, but got some great pictures & sent Mr. Muskie back to fight another day. He hit on a down rod, on the Crackle Frog Terminator T-3. Tight Lines! Kromp
Bob Kromp <krompr$comcast.net>
SCS, USA - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 19:09:21 (CDT)
Well I had my most unusual day of fishing ever on Saturday the 12th, lousy weather in the morning had us sorting lures and gear until the wind died and we hit the lake. We fished from 12 mile all the way to the South channel with no luck. We picked up and came back to the 400 club to finish the day and troll home. Our first action came on a board rod with a slow release and a slow taking of line and very little fight, result a four pound sheephead boy am I glad I didn't catch that as I would have been branded for life. A little while later the boat rod took off and I was on, boy was I on this was the fish of a lifetime I fought for what seemed like an hour but was probably only 25 minutes or so, he shook his head and ran my goodness did he run from one side of the boat to the other from front to back some runs were 150 to 200 feet. This fish stayed deep never coming to the surface it was becoming a test of wills or who was going to tire first. The first time I got it to the boat he meerly took of on another run of 100 feet or so and it took me about 5 more minutes to get it back close to the boat. By this time my partner and myself were just praying to see this fish but it would not surface and the water was so dirty we could not see it. Finally it came back to the boat and after much strain I got it to the surface WOW this fish looked to be in excess of 6 feet long with a girth that was off the charts probably 14 to 16 inches in diameter. My first Sturgeon ever was a Monster allright unbelieveable fish, huge, monstrous and whatever other adjective you can think of I had no idea that Sturgeon grew that large on LSC, hard to estimate a fish that large but it had to be well in excess of 50 pounds. I can't wait for the pictures we took to get back. Well as all good fisherman do we released it, since it only had one hook left in it it was an easy job and the fish swam off hardly noticing that we were there. If you are interested it took a nine inch firetiger Cisco Kid. Well I am still a Musky virgin this year but I think I caught the biggest fish in the lake, WOW.
David Naples <enaples$comcast.net>
Saint Clair Shores, mi USA - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 09:56:14 (CDT)
Fished opening day from 8am till 4:30pm. Went 5 for 6. 4 muskie all on the same rod/lure within quartermile rad.. Digger rod 10/10 with a dogturd, 11fow, between clinton and n.chanel. One pike in front of N.Baltimore tower (34inch). Largest muskie 40in, smallest 32 inches. Fished sunday, one ski in same honey hole- red/white crackle planer 20/2. 28inch pike north of grassy in 7fow. Going out Sun.....Tear em-up and let em-go.
Redeye <fairhavenboy$futnet.net>
fairhaven, mi USA - Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 22:24:10 (CDT)
We fished in front of the spillway on sat and went 0/0(lots of boats), the water was very muddy, sunday we tried from 10 mile to the delphine and back and went 1 for 2, the first one was a good rip on a boat rod and fought for about 20 seconds before he was gone, and the second one was a clean looking 38 in muskie (no pox) he hit in front of gpyc in 14 ft. of water on a masons drunken perch 10 oz/ 8 ft (down rod) right were the dirty water meets the clean water. good luck everybody!
muskie junkie <bricecross$comcast.net>
ferndale, mi USA - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 20:59:47 (CDT)
Went out in Anchor bay on opening day. The water was calm and there were muskie fisherman everywhere. I did not see a single fish taken by anyone and everyone we talked to said the same thing. I was really surprised, usually I do excellent in Anchor bay early in the season. The water was a little off color, I wonder if the rain had an affect on the fishing. If anybody has done any good, give me a little hope and let me know about it.
Seahunter <chipppar$netzero.com>
Sterling heights, Mi USA - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 06:06:27 (CDT)
Three muskie virgins went 0 for 2 on Saturday, fished 6 pm to 8 pm at Metro park. 1 for 1 Sunday, 200 yards from Fair Haven boat ramp. Fish was 41" and high fives went on for twenty minutes (released her, unharmed, first). She hit an 8" Cordell Redfin on a planer board 60' out in 5' of water. Monday 3 for 3, biggest 39". All hit in 5.5' to 7' of water with weeds (duh). Big fish hit a Bull Dawg and others 8" stick baits. Both runs on Saturday came on T3's in the wash. From the other reports, we were too shallow. Oh well, live and learn. If someone has a table or a rule of thumb on depth T3's run at 5.5 mph with different line lengths and weight combinations, it would be hugely appreciated. Can't wait to get back up and get a big one!
Grady 1007 <cweybright$cinci.rr.com>
mason, oh USA - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 23:49:59 (CDT)
Fished today from 7 am- 1:00 pm. Fished from 11 mile to the Dumps. Went 10 for 13!!!! Best day on the lake ever! Couldn't keep the fish off of the TERMINATORS! Awesome Lures! Most hit on out rods, and bright/light-patterned lures worked better than dark ones. Water color pretty good, and weeds not too bad either. No monster fish, but 10 fish boated in 6 hours was AWESOME! Tight Lines! Kromp
Bob Kromp <krompr$comcast.net>
SCS, MI USA - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 13:08:10 (CDT)
Casting for Musky today 3-5pm, went 0 for 0. Decided to cast for pike and bass an caught 9 pike including two 35+ inchers and 15 bass (all under 3 pounds). Water was a tad stained but not bad. All fish caught on spinnerbaits. Thinking about heading to Anchor Bay to cast for Musky, but I might decide to let Brunner have at it by himself there.
Bill Rabara <billrabara1$buckeye-express.com>
Temperance, MI USA - Monday, June 07, 2004 at 23:01:44 (CDT)
Took a beating, long day for two small skis. 30 incher on $9 bass on a down rod and a 37 incher on perch on the board at 20/2. Gave up and casted some rat-l-traps in the bay and took two nice walleyes for dinner. Fished from the spillway up to anchor bay. I sure hope it clears up soon, we need some steady weather and it looks like it is coming. Screemin' reels to all.
lobi <lobbe1$usol.com>
Hartland, USA - Monday, June 07, 2004 at 10:54:28 (CDT)
Went out on June 6th, 2004 and went 1-1. Lines in at around 10:50, fish hit at around 11:45, right when I was about to pack it in. Hit about 1.5 miles offshore about 1 1/2 miles to the right of the GP Farms park in 14 FOW, water temp was 62 degrees. Fished two bow rods and one long rod, fish hit the long rod, a perch colored Mason, 12/8. Fish was about 32 inches or so, maybe 10-12 lbs. Went out again in the afternoon for about an hour, and missed a rip on red/yellow Wiley - 20/4. Conditions and area were about the same. Total for the day went 1-2.
Paul <kossakze$msu.edu>
GP, MI USA - Monday, June 07, 2004 at 00:27:16 (CDT)
Went out for the opener. Fished from 7am to 1pm. Water was calm, but muddy, some weeds. Fished from 11 mile to the Dumps. Went 2 for 4. First on at 8:30 was the victim of a TERMINATOR T-3 Titty Dancer, went 20 lbs. The second hit at about 11:30 on a TERMINATOR T-3 Crackle Frog. Can't say enough good things about ROCKETMAN'S AWESOME TERMINATORS! Glad I got mine.
Bob Kromp <krompr$comcast.net>
St. Clair Shores, Mi USA - Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 10:31:01 (CDT)
hey rocketman lots to report.went 2 for 4 on muskie. first 2 at dumps both 3/15 on dark frog yellow belley artifacts,both in mid to high thirties lost at lure length of net.3rd fish on gold head frog beliver 3/10 in the washabout 32 inches healthy no poxs. 4th was a beautiful 44 very healthy (my wifes first 40+fish)on downrod 6/8 on olive green frog pattern artifact 17 feet of water. plus a bonus pickerel on carp producer.and nice smallie on perch fingerling. bad news we saw about 200 dead smallmouth in the 3+ range. look like the muskie of last year.to bad. thank for help kurt. bill
bill finch <bilcream2$netzero.net>
exeter, on canada - Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 10:28:01 (CDT)
Made it up for the opener. Had lines in the water at 7:15. Caught 8lber at about 10:00 30/1 YB Perch T2 in Anchor bay. Trolled down to 400 club and at about 12:00 caught 15lber 25/2 YB Perch. Both fish in great shape. Drew a huge crowd on the 15lber due to my captain's 9 year old son reeling it in. Nothing else rest of day until 7:00. My thanks to Captain Kevin for a great day. p.s. - where were you Rocketman?
dtdewman <dtdewman$voyager>
Eaton, Oh USA - Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 09:18:51 (CDT)
made the trip up for the opener. fished belle river ruscom area. first fish was a nice 7 1/2 pound walleye that hit a mini swim wiz(green/olive)at 25 and 1 1/2. sesond fish, a healthy 39 incher, was caught out in 15 ft in front of ruscom on a sucker pattern radtke pike minnow, about 12 feet in the wash. last fish ski was about 30 in on a board rod at 20 and 1 1/4 on the same swin wiz. pretty good day for the first trip, also missed 3 nice hits one on a jumbo daredevil. hope to be back soon!!!!!!
kevin hoogenboom <kjhangler$hotmail.com>
twinsburg , oh usa - saturday, june 05, 2004 at 22:57:22 (cdt)
Fished Anchor Bay and L'anse Creuse Bay, went 0-0. Lines in at 6:20, and out at 9:45.
Paul Kossak <kossakze$msu.edu>
GP, MI USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 22:50:23 (CDT)
7 For 7 on the Mooskie today all fish caught on $ 9 Bass At South Channel Not to many boat in this area the fish are just stackrd like cord wood here!! See ya on the Water
Fish Master
Chesterfield, Mi USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 22:24:38 (CDT)
Went one for two opening morning. Only was able to fish from 8:30 to 11:30. Fished from masonic to hurnon pt from 9 to 15 ft. Both fish were on board rod, 20/2 on a blue frog t3 terminator. Lots of boats and heard of a few fish caught. Ours was a nice 28lber but had lots of pox. Live release. We need some clearer water and things will improve. Tight lines to all.
Tom Wilde <kattom$comcast.net>
St Clair Shores, mi USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 12:49:27 (CDT)
Made a mistake but had to get out to chase a Hawg, Took my wife and daughter to Thornapple Sat. May 29th. I should have called some of the Michigan Muskies Alliance guys to get a report. The ramp and half the parking lot was flooded out. I thought I saw some people building an Arc and loading animals onto it. Yes two of each. Anyways launched the boat and idled around. Fished for a couple hours then got hit by a huge storm and had to get the wife and kid to the car !!!! Boy was I happy !!! No I wasnt... Anyways some guy said all the muskies are hanging tight to his bird feeder in his back yard. I guess it is a hot bite right now--- I might be making crap up also. ( about the birdfeeder anyways !!!)Going out for the opener in 4 hrs !!! YEHaw CATCH and Release -Especially the big dawgs. Catfish
catfish <Fatmuzkey$yahoo.com>
New Baltimore, MI USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 00:14:38 (CDT)
Went fishing on opening day from 9.30 to 4.30. Fished around metro beach 10 to 11 foot of water. Went 3 for 3, a small northern, a 35 and a beautiful full bodied thick hard fighting 47. Both muskies came ten minutes from each other around noon and then that was it. We pounded that area after that but got only that small pike after that. Colors were St Lawrence and Sheephead.
Sam <PIKEMAN71760$HOTMAIL.COM>
OXFORD, MI USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 20:15:57 (CDT)
Went fishing on Detroit River May 14 for about six hours. Water tempeture 61 degrees and clear, waves less than one foot. Went fishing for pike caught 34 between two of us, also a nice smallmouth. 2 pike were in the 35"+ range. Caught a 38" musky on a spinnerbait about a week ago in the same spot we fished today. Targeting them pike but sure hoping I accidently hook another musky.
Bill Rabara <billrabara1$buckeye-express.cm>
Toledo, OH USA - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 00:26:12 (CDT)
Couldn't stand not being able to fish around here and really had the itch so I packed up the wife and flew to Aruba. Went fishing Wed. from 6 am to noon and caught a 33 pound Wahoo and 2 Baracudda in the 30"+ range. Temprature was near 90 with strong westerly winds making for a beautiful ride. Water was crystal clear to about 20' with a greenish blue tint that would make your mouth water. Our first mate looked like the lovely lady blessing this fishing report page which helped pass the time between fish. Not long and we'll be fishing around here again soon.
FISHINJUNKIE <FISHINJUNKIE$COMCAST.NET>
USA - Sunday, March 21, 2004 at 07:34:39 (CST)
Tried to get out on Loon lake in Indiana Saturday 03/13/04 last I heard lakes where all open around here had new line on hooks razor sharp cooler of cold beverages boat cleaned inside and out ready to get all slimed up again. Needless to say I was pumped. Get to the ramp the lake is 90 percent covered in ice and a tree fell in the water right on the boat ramp. I guess the last cold snap we had froze it back up. So tried a nearby lake that is supposed to have big pike in it it was only 60 percent covered in ice but the ramp was open so we went out. It sucked, snagged a minnow about 1 inch long. But that was enough to beat my fishing partner boy did he hear about it on the way home. Oh well at least we got out beats sitting on the couch scratching my self. Is St clair open yet?
Doug <Muskyslime$aol.com>
Ft Wayne, IN USA - Monday, March 15, 2004 at 21:51:11 (CST)
Rocketman, you wanted a report -well, i guess we have the first for 2004 We went Saturday, March 13, 2004, from 2:30 to 7 on the trenton channel. Water clarity was good, temperature was 37. We got one musky handlining on a 5 inch rapala type lure, i think it was chartreuse. It was a real monster caught by Mike Vanloon (same guy who caught the one on the home page of this site). After a tough battle he was able to land it - we didnt measure it or weight it but he estimated the fish at 6 inches, i estimated at 9 inches. We also got 3 bonus walleyes (1 jigging, 2 handlining)
Grim Reaper <g_reaper3$hotmail.com>
Wixom, Mi USA - Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 12:23:20 (CST)

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